Where does the slush pile live and how do you decide who reads them?
The most frustrating thing is when we read submissions from people aiming for the series who haven’t read anything by Mills & Boon and don’t really know what the books are about. Keep in mind that there are hundreds of submissions coming in and each one is read, so anything that makes that process easier for the editor is welcomed. Just little things such as making sure the manuscript is double spaced, has an ordinary, legible font, and has the name and address clearly marked. Oh and make sure the synopsis is short and to the point. Simple things really.
What is the journey of a book from slush pile to publication?
And here they all are - Harlequin Mills and Boon's very own Editorial team!!!
Top row, left to right – Sally Williamson, Suzy Harding, Maddie Rowe, Linda Fildew, Meg Sleightholme, Joanne Carr, Jenny Hutton, Karin Stoecker, Andrew Clark, Sheila Hodgson, Samantha Gough, Carolyn Smalley
On behalf of all The Pink Heart Society's members and visitors we would like to thank the London Editorial Team at Harlequin Mills and Boon for all their hard work and the great reads they have sent our way in 2006!!! We can't wait for 2007!!!
You can order all of the January 2007 books featured in this Blog though the Mills & Boon Website where you can also get all the information you need on submitting manuscripts to the Mills and Boon Editorial Team.